Old Indian Legends

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U of Nebraska Press, 1901 - Fiction - 165 pages
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Early in the century a magnificent Sioux woman recorded from oral tradition the exploits of Iktomi the trickster, Eya the glutton, the Dragon Fly, the Blood Clot boy, and other magical and mysterious figures known to the Sioux.

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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

I love this book. I can tell that the author had heard these legends and was very comfortable re-telling the legends. I have finished reading the book, however I am re-reading it to ensure that I didn't miss something. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Read: Iktomi and the Ducks, Dance in a Buffalo Skull, Iktomi's Blanket, Badger and the Bear, Warlike Seven, Iya the Camp Eater Read full review

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Zitkala-?a (1876?1938), also known as Gertrude Bonnin, was a Sioux writer, teacher, musician, and activist who founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926. She is the author of American Indian Stories and Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and ?The Sun Dance Opera,? both available in Bison Books editions. Agnes M. Picotte is a teacher at the Red Cloud Indian School and has contributed to many volumes, including Ella Deloria?s Waterlily, available in a Bison Books edition. Angel De Cora (1871?1919) was a Winnebago painter and illustrator. An activist for Native American rights, she also established and taught in the first ?Native Indian? art department at Carlisle Indian School.

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